"As a father has compassion for his children, so the Lord has compassion for those that fear Him." Psalms 103:13
I have known many men throughout my life that have been fathers. Some in my book could be considered excellent fathers and there have been some that I have looked at with sadness because they didn't realize the importance of their position as fathers in the lives of their children. I know when I was growing up that I didn't always appreciate the sacrifices of my father for our family or his hard work.
My father almost always made sure that we were in church every time the doors were open and he did his best to instill good Christian characteristics in us. My father adopted me as a small child and always treated me the same as his own biological children. As a teenager I would revolt sometimes against his authority, but Dad has tried very hard to be a good father. A few years back I had knee surgery and he, knowing there was no one to care for me; took me to and from the hospital the day of surgery and also helped care for me. This is a profound memory for which I am grateful.
I am reminded of King David, who would never win Father of the Year Awards for his parenting skills, yet he recognized that God is our father and He has compassion for whatever place we might be in our lives.
Let's face it, the fathers in our life may sometimes fail us, but our Heavenly Father never will. He loves us and cares for each and every one of us.